RALEIGH, N.C. — Andrei Svechnikov scored within the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped San Jose chilly within the tiebreaker and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Sharks Three-2 on Thursday night time.
Svechnikov had a objective and an help in regulation, Jake Gardiner additionally scored and Warren Foegele added two assists for the Hurricanes, who had misplaced three of 4.
Svechnikov had the one objective of the tiebreaker, beating Aaron Dell with a forehand to his stick aspect within the third spherical. Mrazek, who had stopped Kevin Labanc and Erik Karlsson within the first two rounds, then stuffed Logan Couture together with his pads and stick to finish it.
Marcus Sorensen scored and Couture added a deflected objective for the Sharks, who’ve misplaced two in a row after successful 11 of 13.
Marcus Sorensen, San Jose Sharks, Oct. 9, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
Mrazek stopped 28 pictures — and stopped one strong punch from Joe Thornton together with his chin, dropping straight to the ice and resulting in some shoving behind the boards. The second-period punch got here after Thornton poked on the goalie’s glove whereas he froze the puck and Mrazek retaliated by swinging his stick on the Sharks centre.
Dell completed with 27 saves for San Jose.
Svechnikov continued his current tear by scoring 50 seconds in, beating Dell excessive with a backhand off Foegele’s easy cross from the boards. Gardiner pulled off a slick give-and-go with Foegele to place Carolina up 2-1 with 9:48 left within the second.
For Gardiner, that made up for the objective he helped permit: Sorensen made it 1-all with 12:44 left within the first when he beat the Carolina defenceman to the crease, took a cross from Joe Thornton and scored into an open web.
Carolina Hurricanes Defenceman Jake Gardiner (Picture by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)
Couture, coming off the best month of his NHL profession with seven targets and 11 assists, tied it at 2 together with his redirection of Karlsson’s shot with 17.6 seconds left within the second.
Carolina D Dougie Hamilton rang a shot off the fitting publish 30 seconds into extra time. … Svechnikov has six targets and 10 assists in his final 13 video games. … Svechnikov, who 12 targets and 19 assists, is the primary Carolina participant in seven years with 30 or extra factors earlier than the crew’s 30th sport.
Sharks: Proceed their street swing Saturday night time at Tampa Bay.
Hurricanes: Play host to Minnesota on Saturday night time.
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Joedy McCreary, The Related Press